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Samara Weaving lands a new role playing former Playboy bunny Holly Madison in a new TV series

She’s a long way from Summer Bay: Former Home and Away star Samara Weaving lands a new role playing former Playboy bunny Holly Madison in a new TV series

She recently landed a leading role in a new biopic about one of America’s forgotten founding mothers, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte.

And Samara Weaving’s schedule is about to get a little more chock-a-block, after it was reported that the Australian actress has secured a leading role in a new limited TV series, Down The Rabbit Hole!, based on former Playboy bunny Holly Madison’s book of the same name. 

According to Just Jared, former Home and Away star Samara, 28, will be playing Holly, 41, who famously dated the late Hugh Hefner.  

Another role in the bag! Samara Weaving’s schedule is about to get a little more chock-a-block, after it was revealed the actress (pictured), 28, secured a role in Down The Rabbit Hole! 

The show is based on Holly’s 2015 memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.

A network is yet to be attached to the series, which will be shopped to streaming services and premium cable networks, Just Jared reported.

Samara, who is the niece of Lord of the Rings star Hugo Weaving, got her break on Australian television playing the role of Indigo Walker for about five years on Channel Seven’s soap Home and Away from 2009. 

She has since starred on the TV series Picnic at Hanging Rock, Hollywood and SMILF.

Leading role: According to Just Jared, former Home and Away star Samara, 28, will be playing Holly, 41, who famously dated the late Hugh Hefner (both pictured)

Leading role: According to Just Jared, former Home and Away star Samara, 28, will be playing Holly, 41, who famously dated the late Hugh Hefner (both pictured)

From print to the screen: The show is based on Holly's 2015 memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny

From print to the screen: The show is based on Holly’s 2015 memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny

News of her exciting venture to play Holly, who is one of late Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriends, follows Samara scoring a leading role in Liz in January.

The new biopic is based one of America’s forgotten founding mothers, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte.

According to Variety, it is already being described as the US alternative to Bridgerton or The Great.

Rising star: After winning critical acclaim for horror flick Ready Or Not (pictured) in 2019, Samara went on to star in Ryan Murphy's series Hollywood

Rising star: After winning critical acclaim for horror flick Ready Or Not (pictured) in 2019, Samara went on to star in Ryan Murphy’s series Hollywood

The upcoming movie follows the story of Elizabeth, as she revolutionised America’s social scene during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

Samara will play the public figure, who gained prominence as the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte’s youngest brother, Jerome. 

Samara also recently returned to New South Wales’ Byron Bay to film Hulu series, Nine Perfect Strangers, starring the likes of Nicole Kidman and The Hobbit’s Luke Evans. 

Remember her? Samara got her break on Australian television playing the role of Indigo Walker for about five years on Channel Seven's soap Home and Away from 2009

Remember her? Samara got her break on Australian television playing the role of Indigo Walker for about five years on Channel Seven’s soap Home and Away from 2009

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